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Monday, April 1 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Creating literacy environments: Every child a literacy learner

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This session is about relevant literacy environments using low cost strategies that include evidence based literacy instruction and high quality literature to create literacy rich environments. The presentation will include examples from schools and highlight specific titles that will have students wanting to read. It will include both suggestions to alter the physical environment as well as how to create virtual spaces where students highlight and share what they are reading as well as spaces that motivate reading. The goal for the presentation is to explore strategies to create community literacy love that might increase the likelihood that a child or more will read and write more. Examples of strategies include Interest Development Centers (IDCs), Book Graffiti, FoundPoetry, and Pop Up Literacy Love spaces.

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Susannah Richards

Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University
Susannah Richards is an associate professor of education with a specialty in literacy and literature for youth. She was a member of the 2013 Newbery Medal and 2017 Geisel Committees as well as other award and literacy event committees at the state and national level. She regularly... Read More →

Monday April 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EDT